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Good: Professional mini-mini laptop look c/w 3g video calls
Bad: Htc taken away mini joystick, ok & windows start button
Comment: Usually people who buy x7510 , they already have or at least used before desktop, laptops, netbooks or macbook . Therefore pricing is subjective :- if you are so-so - it's expensive , if you are well to do - it's ok , if you are rich - you don't mind at all & if you are filthy rich - you wouldn't be looking at this page at all . Owners of x7510 also have a few handphones & iphone with them i believe. It's a niche product for a niche market if you dig it !
Heavy, impractical for all situations - this is not entirely fair & true at all . How can one manufacturer make a sub netbook smaller and lighter ? You need 5" screen for looking brilliant & nice , and you need to power this screen - how do you make a smaller & lighter battery with such technology now ? Maybe in the next few years but it's not fair to judge x7510 that way . You cannot have a foldable screen for it right ? When it is made big , you cant make it light ?
You still can make normal phone calls although not private . Place your ear near the speaker & place mouth not so near to mic , adjust volume of the set and talk . You look strange you say because normal phones are smaller in size - that's all . Use bluetooth or earplugs if you want private calls . It's not too bad i would think .
Keyboard needs flat surface - Yes if you want to type fast but you stilll can type on the go but with 2 hands holding keyboard & thumb typing it , it should be ok . And to see clearly you just tilt the x7510 angle a bit . It 's not a big deal .
Camera and poor video - maybe some got this problem , not all sets are like that .
Poor performance - you got to compare with wm pda phones and not to umpc or netbooks ( different category ) or normal handphones ( also different ) .
In my opinion it is the best pda phone available in the market with a typeable keyboard , Htc got a lot of improvements on the next replacement model but so far Htc have been doing a very good job since Dopod 900 days . You have got to give credit to them . If there is a 3g video call wm pda with keyboard set out there which is better , prove me wrong and i will salute you ( apple to apple comparison ). Cheers .
Thanks & regards ,
Good: variety of new and improved hardware features including 16GB of storage. magnetic QWERTY keyboard
Bad: price, quite hard to look after in my view.
Comment: Coming soon to Orange, the HTC Advantage X7510 integrates a broad set of features into a compact and innovative design. Based on the latest version of Windows Mobile, the updated HTC Advantage includes a customized HTC Home today screen that provides one-touch access to emails, text messages, missed calls, calendar appointments and contacts, as well as current weather conditions and forecasts for hundreds of cities around the world. The HTC Advantage features HTC’s TouchFLO software which enhances finger touch scrolling and browsing of Web pages, documents, messages and contact lists. The Advantage also includes Opera Mobile 9 and Google Maps for mobile.
In addition to the many software enhancements, the new HTC Advantage X7510 also adds a variety of new and improved hardware features including 16GB of storage, a new improved keyboard with haptic feedback and an updated version of VueFLO using a Gsensor that recognises the screen orientation of the device for optimal customer usage. With its innovative built-in video output capability, users can run presentations directly via the projector and TV output. Its 5 inch VGA colour touch screen and innovative, magnetic QWERTY keyboard are ideal. Users can also watch videos, browse the web, use push e-mail and navigate anywhere with inbuilt GPS and TomTom Navigator 6.
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